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Ski Touring New Zealand

Our mission is to build the best online resource for Ski Touring in New Zealand.  We invite everyone to share their ideas so that we can keep building the resource with new tours and inspirational images.

New Zealand ski touring is exceptionally weather and conditions dependent. For further info on what ski touring in NZ entails have a read of the FAQ page. We have listed tours by region or you can select tours by tags in the footer area.

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Follow Ski Touring New Zealand on Facebook to keep up to date with new tours, photos and ski touring news around the country.Ski touring is a dangerous sport. Anyone undertaking this sport does so at thier own risk and carries all the associated responsibilities.

The information provided here is an informal record of ski touring in NZ. The skills required for back-country skiing include strong off piste skiing skills, avalanche awareness, route finding and in some cases mountaineering skills.

Access is often a sensitive issue. Whilst this site aims to provide accurate information about access, it remains the ultimate responsibility of the user to ensure the appropriate permissions are sought and rules and/or regulations are obeyed.

For tours which start (or end) at a ski area, please read the Ski area access guidelines.

The  Walking Access New Zealand website ( is a great resource for public access information and for back-country huts.